Industry News | October 13, 2017

Blaze Pizza Unveils New Salad and Agua Fresca Beverages

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza is celebrating fall by introducing a new seasonal Roasted Squash & Quinoa Salad and two new Agua Fresca drinks, Matcha and Blueberry Hibiscus. All seasonal items were hand-selected by company Executive Chef Bradford Kent and are now available at over 200 Blaze Pizza locations.

The company’s Roasted Squash & Quinoa Salad combines fresh butternut squash that is roasted in a blazin’ hot pizza oven each morning, with quinoa, feta cheese, red peppers and mixed greens. The salad is finished with a Lime Vinaigrette dressing, tossed to order. Both the salad and dressing are crafted in-house each day and are entirely free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Each restaurant will also offer a smaller “starter size” of this salad for $2.95 with the purchase of a pizza, while supplies last.

“Butternut squash is nutritious and hearty, and topped with our Lime Vinaigrette, it brings out the perfect flavors of fall,” says Kent. “We pride ourselves in taking the same thoughtful approach to our seasonal items as we do with our core menu. Our commitment to ‘keepin’ it real’ with clean ingredients reflects our belief that food without additives simply tastes better.” Butternut squash will also be available as a seasonal topping that guests can add to their pizzas this fall.

Blaze is also bringing in two new refreshing Agua Fresca Flavors, Matcha and Blueberry Hibiscus, which are made in house daily.  “Our new agua frescas feature antioxidant-rich superfoods Blueberry and Matcha and showcase global flavors and freshness that complement our pizzas” said Kent. 

Launched in January 2017, Blaze Pizza’s Keepin’ it Real pledge was introduced to challenge the food status quo established by legacy pizza chains. Driven by this clean food philosophy, Blaze Pizza became the first national pizza chain to remove all artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from its menu. Additionally, all Blaze Pizza restaurants use packaging that is sustainable, including cups, lids and straws made from plant-based materials.

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